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Magick for Personal Gain

I assume you want to be happy! I assume you want to live the best life you can possibly live. Then, why do you feel guilty about using Magick to manifest this?

It’s okay, you are not alone. Using Magick to gain wealth, prosperity, abundance, and happiness in one’s life is an area where many new and experienced Magicians struggle to justify. How dare you ask the universe for happiness and the means to live a good life!

STOP! Stop, making yourself feel guilty for using Magick to your advantage.

This post was inspired by a discussion in one of the groups I am a member of on Facebook. The question was in regard to using your own Magick to discover if someone is lying to you. The person posing the question felt that this kind of Magick was possibly unethical, because it could possibly be related to personal gain. Possibly, potentially, blah blah blah. We are so very good at over thinking things. However, the idea that Magick being used for your own personal gain is wrong, struck a cord!

When it boils down to you living up to your fullest potential, you should not talk yourself in circles creating doubt and regret. You deserve to live your best life! You deserve to have happiness, wealth, and prosperity in abundance. You deserve to know if the people you interact with are being truthful to you. You deserve to have authenticity in your life. 

Magick is there for our benefit. Never have we been dictated to ONLY use Magick to help others, while we live in poverty. This ideal is a rouse posed to us under a veil of deception. We are told we are greedy and selfish fro doing what is right for ourselves in you r own life. You are not being selfish or greedy when you use your own Magick to make your own life better! 

Still not convinced? OK!

Magick is your energetic essence! It is there to make your life better!

What is my reasoning? It’s simple, when you make your life better, you, by default help make other people’s lives better. You are more pleasant to be around. You carry around less stress and resentment. You help make your community better! You help boost the economy, create jobs, and so on! That should be justification enough!

How so? Let’s start with general happiness. When you improve who you are and the life you lead, you become a happier person. You are less touchy, and less grumpy as you begin to transform who you are. When you change your living circumstances and turn your deprivation into progress, you inspire others  to do the same. Your change shows others that improvement is not painful or unattainable! If your happiness and progress does not make the people in your life happy, then it is time to CLEAN HOUSE! Which is another aspect of creating your best life. 

When you choose to live in happiness you attract more happiness.  This includes happy people to spend time with.

Let’s talk basic economics…

Having little to no money is stressful! It’s the Gods' honest truth! When you have more money to spend, after paying all your living expenses and saving some for the unexpected (and long term prosperity), you help the economy grow. When you are able to spend money with local small businesses, you are putting money directly into the local pool of prosperity. You are helping to create jobs, and generate new community projects, like parks and fixing those darn pot holes you hit every day!

Sure there is more to it, but in its simplest form, this is how it work. When you are able to spend a more, you help boost the whole of our community. It becomes a collective collaboration when we all prosper and pitch in to the flowing financial current.

Also, when you can pay all your living expenses and have money left over, your stress level is much lower. Compare it to this common scenario, “Do I eat this month or take the sick dog to the vet?” This is real world ultimatum no one should have to face. You deserve to have the money you need in your life that will allow you to live abundantly and prosperously. 

How abundance works

When we allow ourselves to be abundant, the universe sees that, and gives us more. This applies to deprivation as well. When you restrict your power, the universe see this and gives you less. You are the one who communicates to the universe exactly what you want. If you want happiness, exude it. The universe will reciprocate. If you are happy being miserable, exude misery and the universe will give you more of that, just the same.

This is the basic law behind Magick. If you want something you cannot walk around thinking about how miserable you are without it. Focusing on lack, will only attract more deprivation and lack. Instead, you must to walk around in happiness, wealth and positivity, and the universe will give you more of happiness, wealth and positivity.

Yes it is as easy as that, and it is as hard as that...

I see you are still making up reasons why money is bad…

 Having money and desiring money does not make you a horrible person. You do not need to become a horrible person to acquire money, either. As I play devil's advocate, money will not make you happy! You have to make you happy. 

Money is a Magickal tool. Just as some people us crystal or herbs (as example) are used as Magickal tools so is Money. Money is a means by which we survive, no scratch that… It is the means by which we THRIVE in this world.

I think there is an entire blog post stemming from this subject alone, but for now let’s put it this way - When you have more money you can do more good! You can take care of yourself, your family, your home, your pets, cars, etc. and still have enough left over to care for the community. 

So why in the name of the Gods should you not use your own Magickal ability, skills, knowledge and POWER to manifest money for yourself?

Our culture and the world, even if you don’t like it, is run by money. Money has been given a bad reputation, because of the paths of corruption many people "with money" have chosen. The only way to change a system of greed, corruption and oppression is from the inside out. Live by example and inspire others to do the same. You can show other people how to live a prosperous and wealthy life, while continually giving back to the community. This can be the Magick of money, if we allow it. 

'But, but… Money is the root of all evil?" WAIT! What? Are you back in church? Money does not create evil or greed. If a person displays these behaviors it is because they always had this as a part of their mindset, money was just the trigger you needed to notice it. However, the LACK of money does cause most people a great deal of turmoil and strife. Without enough money to care for yourself, your family, your pets, home, etc. you are not living a life of balance and well-being.

When you attract to yourself the means to live comfortably, while saving for the future you become secure enough to put your energy toward other important things. You can focus more completely on your personal and spiritual growth. You can take classes, hire a therapist/spiritual healer, and you are free to buy educational materials like books and seminars. You feel less stress because you have one less thing to worry about. You can progress further because you are no longer held back financially. Trust me, a new world will open itself up to you.

No longer will you miss out on things you really need in your life. Now, I am not saying you need to become a millionaire, but if that is what you want, then manifest it! There is nothing wrong with wanting to have money in abundance.

It’s not all about money!

Do you think someone is taking advantage of you and being deceitful to you? Then make it stop.

Want to attract better friends? Funny-intellectual ones, who support and adore you for you are? Make it happen.

Do you often feel bitter, resentful and angry? Make the change and reset your perceptions and mindset. Magick gives you the ability to change any unsavory circumstance in your life.  

Taking your happiness into your own hands means you change your energetic field surrounding you. It means you have taken responsibility for what you will tolerate and how people perceive you, or receive you. You have the power to see deception. You have the power to attract the right people into your life. You have the power to change your mind about circumstances and obligations.

Stop discrediting your ability and start using the power given to you by the universe!

It’s not that easy... is it?

I am here to tell you it is.

There is no reason you need to feel undeserving or that having money is impossible. Everyone deserves to be happy. Everyone deserves to have enough money to pay their bills, put food on the table, and live an abundant life. No one deserves to be lied to or deceived by those we care for. The only reason it seems hard to make necessary changes, is because we think it is hard. We make it hard because we continually tell the universe, “This is hard!!”

Look at it this way, we have bought into decades and centuries of one kind of mind set. “Some are more deserving than others.” or this one “I have to work really hard to get what I need and want.” WRONG! Yes, I shouted it. WRONG! If you only need to work hard to gain prosperity and wealth, then every mother, grandmother, and farmer would be rich beyond imagination. There is more to it than just hard work, it is about your thoughts and your relationship with money. It is about your relationship with yourself and what you believe you deserve in this world. It is about you believing that you can and will make things change. It is about you believing that you deserve to have positive and helpful people in your life. Its about believing that you deserve to be happy and prosperous. 

You don’t have to kill yourself to live a happy life. You don’t have to sacrifice family or friends to be prosperous. You don’t have to become a bitch or a diva to live abundantly. You don’t have to hate your job to make ends meet. You only need to think differently, and put your Magick to work for you!

Yes, changing a mindset that has been drilled into your head takes time. It take patience, practice, and it takes diligence. You have to stop feeling guilty. You have to stop allowing others to make you feel guilty. You have to educate yourself so you can find the courage to stand up, and take responsibility for your future. It boils down to you making the change and deciding to no longer live in the shadow of greatness.

You are worth it! Let me say that again… YOU ARE WORTH IT!

You have the tools right at your fingertips. You only need to acknowledge and use them. You have to believe you deserve a good life filled with happiness and prosperity. Living with lack does not make you a more spiritual person. You, your mindset, and your actions make you a spiritual person. A life of deprivation and lack is not a life anyone should live.  The only reason monks are able to do this is because they have a community who steps in to care for their basic needs. This does not happen for the average person. People like you and me.

We are not monks we are WITCHES! 

How many times have you wanted to do something, or go somewhere and could not because you did not have the money? I hate that feeling too. When we lack, we miss out on great opportunities; opportunities we never knew we could experience.

The universe wants you to be well taken care of. Nature wants us to live abundantly. Of course it takes a little inner work, but that is something you already know about. How do I know what nature wants? Nature tells me. When you spend time in nature you will realize how things flow and the natural cycles that beckon us to follow.

Take a seed for example. A single seed when properly cared for, will grow into a large tree. A tree that grows fruit, but it does just grow one apple or one pear. NO! It grows several, and within each fruit are dozens MORE seeds for the future. This is how nature shows us that she wants us to live prosperously. But nature takes it further to provide for our future bounty.

In conclusion…

Money is not about greed. Happiness is not about mowing others over for your own gain. It is not about selfishness or oppression. It is not even about having material possessions or being better than anyone else. It is about living the best live you can. Using Magick to your advantage is about attracting the right people and circumstances into your life. It is not about manipulating anyone’s free will. It is about changing you and giving yourself the best possible outcome! It is about changing your beliefs related to what you think is possible, and what you deserve in life.

I would like to leave you with a challenge. Below is a spell for personal gain, aimed at wealth and prosperity. I want you to complete this spell and commit to making your life better through Magick. Once you complete the spell, write about your experience in the comments below and tell me how much better you feel. Tell me how you took control of your life with the goal of improving your relationship with wealth and prosperity. Tell me what realizations you uncovered!

Spell Work for Personal Gain: Wealth & Abundance Pizza Margherita

First you will need to ready your mindset for this working. You will need to speak to yourself differently. You will need to mind your thoughts before during and after this spell. You will need to remind yourself that you are worthy of prosperity and wealth all in abundance. Make your thoughts positive and mostly about abundance and prosperity.

The dough

6 ounces warm water

1 teaspoon active-dry yeast

½ teaspoon sugar

1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoons salt

¼ cup olive oil


Fresh basil

Prepared tomato sauce of your choice

Whole milk mozzarella, sliced

Fresh garlic, pressed

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Fresh oregano (opt)

Salt & Pepper to taste


Combine the water, sugar and yeast in a mixing bowl or standing mixer with a whisk/whisk attachment, stir to dissolve the yeast. The mixture should look cloudy and foam should begin to appear on the top. Cove with a clean cloth, and allow this mixture to sit for about 15 minutes to ensure your yeast is active.

Switch to a dough hook (or a spoon if you are hand mixing) and slowly add your flour and salt to the bowl. Mix until you've formed a loose ball of dough.

Turn the dough out onto a clean, well-floured work surface. Flour your hands, and knead until all the flour is incorporated, and the dough is smooth and elastic, about 5-10 minutes. The dough should still feel moist and slightly tacky, but should not stick to your fingers. If it's sticking to your hands and countertop, work in more flour; one tablespoon at a time, until it is smooth.

Pour the olive oil into a large bowl and swirl to coat the sides of the bowl. Move dough into this large bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let the dough rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size (about an hour). If you are making this the night before you can place your bowl in the fridge for a slow rise. After rising, you will want to knead it once more and set it to rise once more. Once ready, your dough can be use immediately or be refrigerated for 2-3 days.

When ready to make the pizza, pre-heat your oven to 500°.

Take 2-12” pieces of parchment paper and divide your dough between the pieces. Working with one piece of the dough at a time, (cover your resting dough with a clean damp towel while you work), with your hands form your dough it into a large disk on your parchment paper.

If you want an extra-thin crust, roll it with a rolling pin. Otherwise, Work from the middle of the dough outwards, using the heel of your hand - gently yet firmly pressing and stretching the dough until it's about a 1/4-inch thick. If the dough starts to shrink back, let it rest a few minutes before continuing.

Place your crust in the oven to pre-bake for about 5 minutes or just until the top is just golden. Remove from the oven and begin assembling your pizza. First, spread your pressed garlic on your dough, next add your tomato sauce, and cheese. Finally, top with fresh basil and oregano (in your own desired amounts, being careful not to over load your crust), and place in the oven for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted that the toppings are golden brown. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cut your pizza and enjoy.

Magickal Notes/Spell Work:

When you mix your ingredients and knead your dough, focus on bringing prosperity and wealth in abundance into your life. Focus on joy and happiness, put on some happy music and dance if you feel the urge. Think of how you will budget, save, and spend your money when it is receive. This is important. The universe wants you to have a plan. Make a budget, think of how much you need. Plan for your expenses, savings and yes decide where you will spend the rest.

While your dough rises you should be focused on how you can improve you. If you allow the dough to rise 1 hour, take this hour or so, as a time of self-reflection. If you allow it to rise over night, reflect before you go to sleep. This reflective time will be spent discovering your inner blocks that prevent you from living a wealthy, happy and prosperous life. You will also want to discover your relationship and receptions with money, especially any negative perceptions you have developed over the years.

As you create your disc of dough, focus on balance within as reflected in the symmetrical shape of the dough. As you bake and top your pizza envision each topping adding wealth and prosperity to your life in abundance.

When you sit to enjoy your pizza relish each bite as though they are ambrosia in your mouth. Take your time eating savoring each flavor, as you completely enjoy your creation of wealth and prosperity. Store what you do not eat and repeat this eating exercise until all your pizza is gone.


Bright Blessing!



© 2015, The Magick Kitchen

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I just want good food and to live a Magickal life! Is that so much to ask?   Through persistence, I found the honest answer… I can have both! I realize that I could forge my own path using the skills and knowledge I gained, and the simplest of techniques.   I love food, from the cultivation to cooking, and of course eating. I have spent more than 35 years in the kitchen, enjoying every minute. Okay… well, enjoying almost every minute of it.   In addition, I have disbursed nearly as many years studying Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. Combining these two passions has created a Magickal path where I combine food and spirituality. To my delight they play brilliantly together.   My love of whole healthy foods, and unique recipes has also lead me to help run a local teen cooking program, where I teach kids valuable life skills in the kitchen. In addition, I teach a variety of cooking classes for adults and covens. These subjects range from making the time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable, to cooking together as a group, and recipe-spell creation.   It only made sense that I would begin writing and sharing my experience. From this, The Magick Kitchen was born. My journey with you is about developing a spiritual experience with food, far beyond the dull habit of consumption. We have a marvelous opportunity here to take a mundane task and make it Magickal!   The Magick Kitchen is about connecting to Divinity through food and the ritual of preparing and sharing food. It is about developing a sacred balance between nourishment, ritual, and spirit. Food has the power to heal, sooth, and bring us together as friends, families, and community.   I am so glad you joined me! Sharing knowledge, experience, and personal perspective with you is an honor. Thank you!


  • Dawn Love
    Dawn Love Monday, 10 August 2015

    I always assumed the "do no magick for personal gain" was a TV trope to add drama to the shows. Pretty much every spell book or beginner's guide I've ever read is introducing ways in which to enrich our own lives with magick, prosperity included. In fact, I'd thought it was more of a bad idea to do spells for others unless they requested it (meddling in affairs you don't understand and all).

    Money is tight now. I definitely have to try that pizza! :)

  • Leandra Witchwood
    Leandra Witchwood Thursday, 03 September 2015

    I agree with you completely Dawn!!
    Doing Magick for others poses more concern than help. Only you know your situation and only you can change the outcome.
    Enjoy the pizza!!

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